Publication1   Amanda James - Senior Minister
   I was born in London and grew up in a medical family - both my
   parents were doctors. I didn't follow in their footsteps but instead after
   school at the City of London, went off to sunny Eastbourne to train to
   be a PE teacher. My first teaching job was here in Enfield and so I
   began to attend Enfield Baptist Church in the early 80's and I've been
   here ever since! I have been a deacon, youth worker and have now
   made it to Senior Minister.  I manage (and they manage me) a 
   wonderful team where together we have a real passion for God.

   It was one evening service in September '93 that I had a very definite 
   call by God to leave a successful teaching career and go into the
   ministry. So with much fear and trepidation  I went Spurgeons College for three years. I  specialised in Church Planting and Evangelism and was ordained in June 2000. I now serve God here as the Senior Minister and have a real passion to make Jesus known in the community, ensuring that the church is accessible to all.

Relaxation? Well, that is definitely sport. I still love playing tennis as well as following another love of my life - Chelsea FC. I still dream of becoming their Chaplain one day!!!!! Nothing is impossible with God - my journey of faith is proof of that!
Joe Egan   Joe Egan - Assistant Minister
   After placement at Enfield Baptist as Minister in Training for three
   years, I began full time ordained ministry as an Associate Minister for       community and Outreach Worldwide here at EBC in September 2016. I     am passionate about the local church being relevant, relational and
   missional in all that it does, and long to see people come to Christ and
   growing as missional disciples.

   Previous to coming to Enfield I grew up in the beautiful town of 
Christchurch in Dorset where I loved going for walks on the beach, in
   the New Forest and along the Jurassic coast (the one thing I miss since
   moving to Enfield). I worked in retail management for many years (which I don’t miss) and was the voluntary foodbank coordinator at our local ‘churches together’ foodbank in Christchurch.

In my spare time I love playing sports, especially football, cricket and golf. Family is important to me and Ruth (my wife who is also in ministry here at EBC) and I love going for walks (with our springerdoodle ‘Penny’), going to the cinema, and spending time with our wider family.

Favourite Verse: (one of many...) The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. "The Lord is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him." (Lamentations 3:22-24)
Ruth Egan    Ruth Egan - Assistant Minister

   I grew up in Hertfordshire, but in 2003 moved to live and study for my     degree in sunny Christchurch on the South Coast.  Having graduated
   as a professional youth worker with applied theology qualification, I 
   ended up staying in the area for another seven years during which I         met my lovely husband Joe.

   I have always enjoyed working with people of all ages, and have a           passion to see those around me reach their full potential in God as
   they grow in their understanding of Him.  As a result, over the years
   I have been involved in a variety of different roles both in church and
   in the community including, by the grace of God, being a College
Pastoral Tutor and helping to set up a youth outreach charity.  I am also enthusiastic about churches working together to be good news to the world and get excited when I get the privilege of seeing God working in and through people for His glory.

In 2013, we moved to Enfield to become Ministers in Training together here at Enfield Baptist Church whilst studying at Spurgeon’s College. Working with the team here was stretching, but God enabled us to truly fall in love with the EBC part of His family, and we have learned lots along the way in our training journey.

Following completion of my MA ministerial training, I was called as Rev. to take up this current post as Associate Minister for Families. So far working here at EBC has been exciting, challenging, and humbling, and every day I am grateful to God for His Holy Spirit strengthening and guiding me as I seek to serve Him in this way.

It is fair to say that if I wasn’t a Church Minister then I would like to be either working with children on a township in South Africa, or in my dreams working at Walt Disney World Florida! 
Marion Phillips    Marion Phillips - Senior Support Worker

 I'm Marion, the Support Worker for the Older People of EBC. This
   means I am available for all sorts
 of activities such as hospital visits,
   shopping trips, domestic assistance or even a friendly chat over a
   cup of tea. I have a wide and varied experience of working in the care
   sector for over 23 years (with a break for raising our family) I have
   attained NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care Studies. I aim to come
   alongside our Senior Citizens to offer friendship and company
   as well as reliable support, assistance and encouragement. 

   I have known and loved the Lord since the age of 11 and have 
   attended church for over 30 years, and have been at EBC since 2008. I am married to Greg and we have three lovely sons.
Twelve Deacons are part of the dynamic leadership team that operates alongside Mandy (Senior Minister) Joe and Ruth Egan (Assistant Ministers) in shaping the spiritual growth and hands-on running of the church. The Deacons meet regularly to bring the needs of the Church to God in prayer and to encourage each other. They take an active part in the Sunday services whether leading, giving talks, serving communion or acting as Duty Deacon to deal with the unexpected! In addition, Deacons head up ministry teams that cover all aspects of church life. 

Deacons stand for a three-year term and can be nominated for re-election at the end of their period of office. The leadership act as "charity trustees" and have control of the organisation according to charity law. It is the heart of Baptist thinking that much of the organisation and the development of Church life is at the hands of the leadership team.

Ideally, then this team will be God inspired to ensure we have a wide range of gifts both on which to draw and to develop, come from a variety of backgrounds and ages too to ensure a balance of experience and a "can do" attitude to shape our Church now and in the future so many will want to come and find out the good news Jesus Christ offers to everyone. To stand to serve as Deacon then will mean exhibiting some of the qualities listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-13 and Acts 6:2-4.